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Report - Wilson & Stafford - Atherstone - Oct '14


Mr Sam

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GET UR TOP HATZ.

Sitting at the top of the Atherstone Flight of Locks on The Coventry Canal also a ballast stones throw from the railway of which i have worked on that line many times lies the last of the hat factories in Atherstone "A HattingHistorical Hatting Town" incet is a shot on Ling a Historic Working boat ant one of the more interning and photogenic locks in the flight also a phone shot of thermite welding on the Atherstone line. The main Report interior shots of this location was my first time out with the Nikon D7000 which I'm still chuffed with.

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Atherstone has been a centre for hatmaking since Tudor times.
In the 17th century when the wearing of felt hats instead of caps became increasingly common, Atherstone became the West Midlands centre for the manufacture low cost hats.

In the 1980s as the market contracted further, Wilson & Stafford bought out the other two firms, but could not continue much longer. The Wilson & Stafford factory survived for another decade and was the last to close in 1999.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_sam/sets/72157648672062391/

please be aware post explore snacks at the local "Cloeshill Road Chippy" avoid avoid avoid :rtfm on cooking chips FFS yuck!!!! Goldie87, MD, Boothy The Jester and myself all misfortunately bought possibly the worst chips ever from there! :mad


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Oxygen Thief

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It's an amazing place, nicely photogenic and really not explored enough.
 

bubblehead

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Wut? That chippy was alright when we were there in the summer.
Oh, and pics are alright too :p:
 

The Wombat

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Looks a good location that
excellent photos mate :thumb
 

pigdog

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looks good
 

tadworth

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I moored my narrow boat opposite there a couple of years ago, there's a coal merchant's next to it if I remember right. I didn't have time to explore it, I never saw an easy way in. I was thinking of going through the windows off the canal side !
 

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